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LBJ & C to Name Board Members

Sep 27, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Smithville Head Start Center

Don Alexander, Board Chairperson, announced the L.B.J.&C. Development Corporation is establishing its Board members for the 2017 - 2019 Program years. The L.B.J.& C. Development Corporation will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Smithville Head Start Center, 118 Kimberly Lane, Smithville, Tennessee, to elect a member to the Board of Directors to represent Dekalb County.
The public is encouraged to attend.

3.21 Run for Down Syndrome Awareness

Oct 7, 2017
8:00 a.m.
DeKalb West Elementary School

Put your best feet forward for a special cause at the 3.21 Run for Down Syndrome Awareness. Runners and walkers lace up their shoes on Saturday, Oct. 7 at DeKalb West Elementary School in Liberty starting at 8 o’clock. Sign up early for your t-shirt and reduced price by going to If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor, contact or 615-548-4624. In the previous two years, over $10,000 has been raised to assist individuals, communities and schools in DeKalb, Smith, and surrounding counties with games, tools, and educational supplies as well as medical expenses to benefit children with Down syndrome and special needs. Join us in putting your support behind this worthy charity as we help those with D-S.

One-lane traffic set for Center Hill Dam bridge inspection

Sep 21, 2017
Center Hill Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces that traffic crossing Center Hill Dam will be subject to one-lane, one-direction control from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 2017 while maintenance personnel perform a routine inspection of the bridge. Pedestrians and bicycle traffic are also subject to the same controls when crossing the dam. The traffic restriction provides for the safety of employees while making room for the equipment utilized during the inspection. Concerns or questions about the road closure can be addressed to the Center Hill Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 858-3125.

"Girl Talk"

Sep 26, 2017
6-8 p.m.
DeKalb County Community Complex-UT Extenson

"Girl Talk" will be held on Tuesdays, September 26, October 3, and October 10 from 6-8 p.m. (attend all 3) at the DeKalb County Community Complex-UT Extension entrance in the UT room. There is no cost to attend. Dinner will be provided. Space is limited. You must register by September 22. "Girl Talk" is not just for moms. Grandmothers, aunts, and guardians are welcome to attend with their pre-teen girls. For more information or to register, please call April Martin at UT Extension at 615-597-4945 or email

Your daughter is changing daily from a girl to a young woman. There is nothing you can do to stop the progress of Mother Nature, but you can equip your daughter with the knowledge she needs for her journey into womanhood. You and your daughter can learn and have fun together by attending a program called "Girl Talk"- which is designed for mothers and daughters ages 9-12. "Girl Talk" is an educational program designed to enhance communication between moms and their pre-teen daughters about changing bodies, behaviors, and beliefs. The classes are taught by UT Extension Agent April Martin, DeKalb County Coordinator of School Health Elise Driver, Health Educator Megan Kinslow, and Nurse Practitioner Gianna Owens.

12th Annual History Hay Ride

Oct 14, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

The 12th Annual History Hayride, a fundraising event for the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, will be held on Saturday, October 14 at the park. Registration is now open for the Hayride. The cost is $15.00 per person. Seating is limited. This event sells out very quickly so be sure to get your reservations made early to ensure your seats! A Visa or Master Card will be accepted. Ride hay wagons back into the "olden days", with approximately 11 stops along the route where costumed characters will reveal the history of the park and area. A guide on each wagon will provide additional narratives between stops. This is not a Halloween themed event and is not suitable for small children or those who have difficulty sitting still for 2 1/2 hours. If you need help email Fount Bertram, President of Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, at or contact the park office at 1-800-250-8619 or 931-858-2114 for his telephone number.

Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital to Host Blood Drive

Sep 25, 2017
1-4 p.m.
Hospital Parking Lot

Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital is having a blood drive on Monday, September 25 from 1-4 p.m. in the hospital parking lot inside the bloodmobile. To schedule an appointment, go to: or contact Trudy Cody at 931-239-9411 or Remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, AVOID energy drinks and bring a photo ID. All donors will be given a FREE "It's Game Day" t-shirt and entered into a drawing for a YETI Tailgate Prize Pack.

NHC Seeking Full Time Recreation Assistant

Sep 6, 2017 to Sep 20, 2017
NHC Healthcare Center Smithville

NHC Healthcare in Smithville needs a Recreation Assistant. Full Time Position Available. Experience preferred. Application deadline is Wednesday, September 20, If interested email your resume to or apply in person. at NHC Smithville-Healthcare, 825 Fisher Avenue, Smithville, TN 37166. Visit NHC is an equal opportunity employer.

Justin Potter Library 50th Anniversary Observance

Sep 24, 2017
2-4 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

Justin Potter Library has turned 50. In celebration of its half-century of service to this community, a special observance is planned for Sunday, September 24 from 2-4 p.m. and the public is invited to come and help commemorate the library’s golden anniversary.

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for September 2017

Sep 6, 2017
Smithville Elementary

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for September 2017

Wednesday, September 6 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Thursday, September 7 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Tuesday, September 12 In School Banking
Wednesday, September 13 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Thursday, September 14 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Wednesday, September 20 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Thursday, September 21 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Tuesday, September 26 In School Banking
Wednesday, September 27 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night
Thursday, September 28 3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night


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